Fashion for June

PROMENADE OR WALKING DRESS from Ackermann's Repository June 1812
A ROUND robe of jaconot or fine cambric muslin, with long sleeve and high waist, with fan ruff of lace, ornamented up the front with borders of needle-work or lace, and finished at the feet with ball fringe. 
A Spanish hussar cloak of deep amber sarsnet, lined with sea green or white, and trimmed with broad thread lace, put on very full. 
Hair disposed in bands and waved curls; a large square veil of white lace, thrown over the head and shading the face. 
Half-boots amber-coloured kid, and gloves a pale primrose. 
Small French cap of lace, ornamented with a small cluster of spring flowers, on one side, are often seen in this style of costume, and have an appropriate and pretty effect beneath the long veil.

Fashion 1812

Here we have some beautiful examples of day's worth of dress for March 1812.  A walking and evening gown for the same month.

Taken from the Lady's Magazine and described as follows:

Walking Dress.

A spencer of blue silk, with facings, collar, wings, and cuffs of plush to match. --A bonnet composed of silk and velvet, to agree in color with the spencer.--Feather, the same.

Evening Dress

An evening dress f pink silk, either flowered or plain, trimmed with crape of the same color, and ornamented with small white buttons.--Cap of velvet and lace, trimmed with footing and a flower.

These two gowns to me seem to epitomize the Regency Era in their style.

Until Next Time  Happy Rambles

Fashion 1812

Here we are moving along rapildy in the second year of the Regency, and it is time for another look at the fashions.

This is a really quite magnificent gown, isn't it?  It is for February 1812, therefore at the start of the 200th anniversary of the second year of the Regency.

As described in La Belle Assemblee

Evening Costume
    An amber crape dress over white sarsnet, trimmed with pearls or white beads, with a demi-train; a light short jacket, rather scanty, with two separate fancy folds, depending about three quarters down the front of the skirt, forming in appearance a kind of Sicillan tunic, and trimmed down each division like the bottom of the dress, with a single row of pearls; short sleeves, not very high above the elbow, fitting close to the arm, and ornamented at the top with distinct points of satin, the same colour as the dress, relieved by pearls; two rows of the same costly material or beads, according as the robe is ornamented, form the girdle.
The hair dressed in the antique Roman style, with tresses brought together and confined at the back of the head, terminating either in ringlets or in two light knots; a braid of plaited hair drawn over a demi-turban formed of plain amber satin, with an elegantly embroidered stripe of white satin, separated by rows of pearl, and a superb sprig of pearls in front. Necklace of one single row of large pearls, with earrings of the Maltese fashion to correspond.
Ridicule aus getons of slate colour, shot with pink;  the firm base secured by a covering of pink stamped velvet, with pink tassels. Italian slippers of amber, fringed with silver, or ornamented round the ankle with a row of pearls or beads. White kid gloves.—This elegant dress owes its invention to the tasteful fancy of Mrs. Schabner of Tavistock-Street.

We are treated to a whole raft of terminology in this description.  From the antique Roman style hair, Maltese earrings to Ridicule aus getons.

I hope you enjoyed this gown, we will have some more Spring Fashions very soon. Until next time, Happy Rambles.